By Betheena Unite
A health care facility in a village in Calubian, Leyte has been rehabilitated to provide better healthcare service to residents, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.
The rehabilitation of the health center was completed under a P9.37-million fund, according to DPWH-Region 8 Director Nerie Bueno.
With the completion of the project, Bueno said, the health facility will now be able to cater better services to the residents of Barangay M. Veloso, a far-flung village in the Municipality of Calubian.
It will also provide immediate health services to the residents of the neighboring villages.
Under the rehabilitation project, the health center’s consultation rooms, maternity rooms, and minor surgery and treatment room were improved, Bueno said.
It also involved the improvement of sewer lines, plumbing works, painting, and electrical works as well as installation of metal railings and a new water tank.
“Aside from the structural works, the rehabilitated building is also constructed with multi-hazard resilient features that makes the building PWD-friendly,” said Bueno.
The rehabilitation project was funded under the Facilities Enhancement Program of the Department of Health and implemented by the DPWH Leyte Third District Engineering Office.
Through the Facilities Enhancement Program, the government is looking to provide improved local healthcare delivery system that can easily respond to the needs of the people especially in rural areas.